Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday Reads: Darkness Dawns

Happy Thursday!

                Sorry for the absence, like many this time of year I have been out of sorts.  But while I was, I read a terrific book.:  Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall.

Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her
students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a
wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle
between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also
need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most
compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his
desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can
barely control . . .

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman
has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to
love him is impossible -- when it mean forfeiting the world
she’s always known, and the life he would do anything
to protect.

Darkness Dawns is the first in her Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series that will introduce readers to more such warriors and take readers along on their journey as they endeavor to discover the truth behind their existence, encounter powerful new beings and face increasingly complex challenges spawned by an escalating number of formidable foes. 

I give it a 5-fangs rating.  It is well written and paced with just the right mix of action and hot romance and sex.  Sarah is well written as the heroine who because of her integrity finds herself in a very different world from her University teaching position.  My one tiny issue was Sarah’s gift, I hadn’t seen that coming.  Maybe I missed that scene.  Dianne’s world-building is intriguing in her injection of environmental issue.  But you’ll have to see for yourself.

Check Dianne and Darkness Dawns on her website .